The Resource Savage life in Central Australia

Savage life in Central Australia

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Savage life in Central Australia
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Savage life in Central Australia
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Summary
Mungeranie area, Wongkonguru people; Camp & camp life - situation of huts (poongas or wilpies), method of construction Etiquette demanded at trade centre, Kopperamanna in Dieri country; use of message sticks on pituri & red ochre expeditions, types used; smoke signals; Hunting - digging sticks & long wooden bowl used; boomerangs thrown to kill animals, method of cooking womba (carpet snake) & turkey; Property, playthings - styles of balls, made of gypsum & mud, welcoming corroboree, description of body decoration, one line of song given with music transcript, account of dance; Methods of obtaining water, manufacture of skin water-bags; Detailed account of vegetable foods, method of capturing emus (obsidian bombs); Nets & fishing, pitcheri, fire making ceremonial; Stringmaking, wooden weapons - boomerangs (kirra), clubs, throwing-sticks, spears, shields obtained by barter, ochre at Mungeranie Gap; Stone implements flakes, knives, tubla, scraper, pirrie, chipped back knife, hammer-stones, pounders, method of mounting stone axe-heads; Rain-making, relevant myths, words of song given (with trans.), performances; Bone pointing; Ancestor worship among Dieri, Yaurorka and Ngameni of the Wonkenguru group, ancestors called mooras, myths of origin, ochre myths, legends accounting for land marks, plant magic, magic implements, fire legend; Cannibalistic rite; Notes on trial & punishment; burial, mourning; Circumicision & sub-incision rites & legends; Cylindro-conical & cornute stones; 96 Wonkonguru words, names of persons; Map shows tribal locations
Label
Savage life in Central Australia
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Publication
Note
  • See also second edition 2009 held at B A307.56/S1 compiled, edited and published by David M. Welch
  • Copy 3 dedicated to Sir Baldwin Spencer by author, G. Horne
Control code
M0041356
Extent
xi, 184 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
Other physical details
ill., folded col. map ; 23 cm
Stock number
1615 ; 1639
System control number
0048323
Label
Savage life in Central Australia
Publication
Note
  • See also second edition 2009 held at B A307.56/S1 compiled, edited and published by David M. Welch
  • Copy 3 dedicated to Sir Baldwin Spencer by author, G. Horne
Control code
M0041356
Extent
xi, 184 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
Other physical details
ill., folded col. map ; 23 cm
Stock number
1615 ; 1639
System control number
0048323

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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